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AmeriCorps members participate during MLK Day of Service

LISC AmeriCorps members in Peoria come together for Martin Luther King Day of Service
Friday, January 13, 2017

AmeriCorps members participate in service project at Peoria Area Food Bank

January 12, 2017 – For Immediate Release

Peoria, IL – Greater Peoria LISC AmeriCorps members will take part in a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. By participating in the MLK Day of Service is a way to start the year off right by making an impact in our community.

Members from the LISC AmeriCorps team include Peoria Neighborhood House Association, Peoria Housing Authority, Heaven’s View Community Development Corp., Mid-Central Community Action Inc., and Peoria Park District Moonlight Coalition. Members will volunteer at the Peoria Area Food Bank, an umbrella of Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. In an effort to solve hunger, the members will be boxing up food for their food drive to give to local pantries.

This day of service will take place Friday, January 13th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Media are invited to cover the service.